Search Results: "Barrett Tillman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A commendable history of a significant ship that also commemorates the economic might unleashed to supply the fighters in WWII."
Veteran military historian Tillman (Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-45, 2010, etc.) comprehensively delineates the history of the legendary USS Enterprise ("the Big E"). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"Tightly focused, sure-footed military history."
Military-aircraft expert Tillman (What We Need: Extravagance and Shortages in America's Military, 2007, etc.) delivers a blow-by-blow history of the Allied air offensive against Japan during World War II. Read full book review >

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DAUNTLESS by Barrett Tillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1992

"Tillman's training and experience assure verisimilitude in both history and technical details, to be sure—but the strangely uninvolving fashion in which he tells his tale makes this one for dedicated aviation-war buffs."
The 50th anniversary of WW II will undoubtedly unleash a spate of books over the next few years, and this fictionalized version of the crucial Battle of Midway in the summer of 1942 is in the vanguard. Read full book review >

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PANDORA’S LEGION by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"Action-filled revenge fantasy for desk-bound Terminators."
In the latest ground-war thriller from Coyle (They Are Soldiers, 2004, etc.) and Tillman (Dauntless, 1992, etc.), al-Qaeda sends disease-injected human time bombs to the Great Satan, so the Great Satan sends a private commando force to Pakistan to put a stop to the nonsense. Read full book review >

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PROMETHEUS’S CHILD by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Biff! Bap! Pow! Take that, evil Frenchmen!"
Coyle and Tillman (Pandora's Legion, 2007, etc.) send their private militia to Chad, where the soldiers and sailors and SEALs lock horns with the French version of themselves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The forthright text has 13 contemporary photos."
A blunt, spare autobiography from a past president of the American Fighter Aces Association. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child: "On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.' " The wind and the rain whispered the new babe's name, causing animals all over the world to rejoice. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD THE TERRIBLE by Nancy Tillman
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Stick with the genuinely kid-friendly likes of Samantha Berger's Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (2009). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A well-intended morality tale. Read full book review >